by David Steen
C-type colour print, 1967
15 1/2 in. x 10 1/4 in. (393 mm x 260 mm) image size
Given by David Steen, 2009
Sitterback to top
- Twiggy Lawson (née Lesley Hornby) (1949-), Model and actress. Sitter in 31 portraits.
Artistback to top
- David Steen (1936-2015), Photographer. Artist associated with 6 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Pepper, Terence (introduction) Muir, Robin (appreciation) Sokolsky, Melvin (appreciation), Twiggy: A Life In Photographs, 2009 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 18 September 2009 to 24 March 2010), p. 37
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Twiggy: A Life in Photographs (19 September 2009 - 21 March 2010)
Events of 1967back to top
Current affairsHarold Wilson decides to devalue the pound by nearly 15% in order to ' break out from the straitjacket' of boom and bust economics. The decision was controversial and prompted Wilson to reassure the public that the 'pound in your pocket' would not be worth any less.
Art and scienceThe Beatles release Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, with a record sleeve designed by pop artist, Peter Blake. The band's musical experimentation and colourful new look was an example of psychedelic, and the LP is often regarded as one of the first concept albums.
InternationalChe Guevara is captured and executed in Bolivia. The guerrilla leader and revolutionary icon was hunted down by the CIA and captured and shot by Bolivian Special Forces. He had been leading Bolivian insurgents in an attempt to overthrow the government.
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